But while Obama’s star power is generating buzz here, the enthusiasm doesn’t extend to Russian feelings about how he’s doing as president: In fact, a series of recent polls here show that most Russians are skeptical of the new U.S. leader and remain wary of his country.
A June poll conducted by Russia’s authoritative Levada Center found that only 28 percent of Russians thought that relations with the U.S. had improved under Obama, while 61 percent said they had remained the same or worsened.
ATLANTA (AP) – Colin Daymude was out of work last year after his business failed and eagerly filed his taxes in mid-January, figuring he’d get his refund sooner. He was wrong.
A teenager became the fourth Briton to die from swine flu, doctors said yesterday.
The 19-year-old from London tested positive for the virus after he died on Wednesday.
Like the UK’s other three swine flu victims, he was suffering from ‘underlying health problems’.
The death came as the Chief Medical Officer warned against buying potentially dangerous counterfeit flu drugs over the internet.
Health experts say some of the medications on sale are useless – while others are danergous – laced with rat poison and other toxic chemicals.
As a nation, we were extraordinarily blessed in our revolutionaries. It wasn’t just that they were brave and determined. So were the avatars of revolution throughout the 20th century who wrecked nations and peoples. No, what makes them so wondrously distinct is that they were also just and wise, grounded always in a clear-eyed view of human nature.
I don’t mean to single him out in this regard. Many, if not most, campaign flacks have these qualities to one extent or another. But Schmidt couldn’t do what the really talented flacks do – hide his tracks. Schmidt couldn’t manage that, which compounds his failures, not exonerates them.